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Autumn Storm Cuts Electricity From 40,000 Households; The City of Pori Has a Blackout

Autumn Storm Cuts Electricity From 40,000 Households; The City of Pori Has a Blackout

At 01:00 in the morning, there were about 40,000 households without electricity after an autumn storm swept across the country. At 05:00, 14,000 households were still without power. According to weather service Foreca, the gusts of wind have been around 21-22 meters per second in the Ostrobothnia region where the storm hit hardest.

According to the rescue service, they have been clearing trees. Roofs of industrial buildings and detached houses have come off.

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The city of Pori on the west coast of Finland had a blackout at midnight.

“I never carry a flashlight with me, but today after leaving my house I decided to turn around and take one. It was definitely needed. One could not see and walk in the square,” said a local resident in an interview with the regional newspaper Satakunnan Kansa.

“The starlit sky is great,” said Mikko Mäkipää on Twitter while describing the scene at Pori center.

However, there have been no reported road accidents because of the storm. Trains and even cruise ships have been operating normally.

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